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Applied positive psychology : improving everyday life, health, schools, work, and society

Author: Stewart I Donaldson; Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; Jeanne Nakamura
Publisher: New York, NY : Psychology Press, 2011.
Series: Series in applied psychology (New York, N.Y.)
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"Positive psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all applied psychologists, applied researchers, social and organizational psychologists, and anyone interested in applying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Applied positive psychology.
New York, NY : Psychology Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010035460
(OCoLC)607983040
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart I Donaldson; Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; Jeanne Nakamura
ISBN: 9780203818909 0203818903 9781136739422 1136739424
OCLC Number: 713015173
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 237 pages).
Contents: Determining what works, if anything, in positive psychology / Stewart I. Donaldson --
Core areas in applied positive psychology --
National accounts of well-being for public policy / Edward Diener & Katherine Ryan --
Cultivating positive emotions to enhance human flourishing / Barbara L. Fredrickson & Laura E. Kurtz --
Character strengths and virtues : their role in well-being / Christopher Peterson & Nansook Park --
Applications for improving health, education, and positive human development --
How psychosocial resources enhance health and well-being / Shelley Taylor --
Tailoring positive psychology interventions to treat depressed individuals / Nancy L. Sin, Matthew D. Della Porta, & Sonja Lyubomirsky --
Education in 2025 : how positive psychology can re-vitalize education / Hans Henrik Knoop --
Gallup student poll : measuring and promoting what is right with students / Shane Lopez & Valerie J. Calderon --
Improving institutions, organizations, and the world of work --
Applied positive organizational psychology : the state of the science and practice / Ia Ko & Stewart I. Donaldson --
Prosocial practices, positive identity, and flourishing at work / Jane Dutton, University of Michigan, Laura Morgan Roberts, Georgia State University, & Jeff Bednar, University of Michigan --
The effects of virtuous leadership on organizational performance / Kim Cameron --
Contexts of positive adult development / Jeanne Nakamura --
Future directions for applying the science of positive psychology --
Positive psychology and a positive world-view : new hope for the future of humankind / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi --
Epilog : a practitioner's guide for applying the science of positive psychology / Stewart I. Donaldson.
Series Title: Series in applied psychology (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: edited by Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jeanne Nakamura.

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"Positive psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all applied psychologists, applied researchers, social and organizational psychologists, and anyone interested in applying the science of positive psychology to improvement of the human condition"--Provided by publisher.

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